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  • Day45

    Maipú Bike Wine Tour

    December 16, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    So today we took our chances on a self guided tour of the wineries within Maipú (about a 30min train ride from the centre) and needs to be said we had the good company of another traveller, who was the total wine snob, so worked out well lol... Well mostly! 😂 🤣😳 Maipú is one of the main 3 areas in Mendoza (Uco & Luján de cuyo being the other 2) Maipú has around 400ish vineyards just in this one area, so we decided 4 vineyards were managable for the day 😉 with the 18km bike ride round trip the scenery was beautiful. We started the tour with just free wine stop at a local wine shop... Why not, then carried on to each of the vineyards, consisting of family run, larger wine suppliers and young vineyards. So by the end of the day we were feeling a bit merry, we thought we could cycle back to the bike shop in 30mins! (9km ride). It was actually our travel friend who convinced us it was a good idea, as he is an advanced cyclist who had travelled all the way from Canada on his bike... So he was fine for him! 🤣😂). Anyway after peddling for our lives, we finally made it back.. And finished with another glass of Malbec 🍷😊Read more

  • Day42

    Cacheuta Thermal Spa

    December 13, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today we spent a day relaxing in the far out thermal waters of the Andes mountains, within one of valleys were different levels of Thermal pools, from cold to hot and with a lazy river on the bottom tier. We had to catch a bus here from the centre of Mendoza which took around an hour. We missed the first bus so had some waiting to do, so grabbed 2nd breakfast at a market cafe around the corner... It goes without saying cake was on the menu and we had it... Yes dulce de leche as always! (might have to go on a diet soon with all this cake).
    After we spent the day lazying around at the pools, we grabbed abit of something to eat at a BBQ place near the spa. As the guy assumed we spoke Spanish after zach asked briefly in Spanish about the menu offers, we had apparently ordered food and drinks! We weren't quite sure what we'd get though... 😂🤔🙄😳 But turns out we ordered fried eggs with chips, some spreadable cheese and topped with chopped warmed hotdogs! 😂 Ermmm yes healthy, they love all the beige foods here! Not to worry we had food back at the hostel too.
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  • Day40

    Mendoza Wine & Olive Oil Tour pt2

    December 11, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    More images that we couldn't fit on the first post 😂

  • Day50

    Maipu - Weinbau um Mendoza

    December 20, 2018 in Argentina ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    Ich habe 4 - ganz unterschiedliche- Weingüter besucht und ihre genauso unterschiedlichen Produkte verkostet und diskutiert. Dabei habe ich gelernt, dass man einen „High Quality“ Wein produzieren kann, der jedes Jahr gleich (gut) schmeckt - oder auf Sulfite verzichtet, mehr Arbeit investiert und immer wieder einen neuen Wein bekommt.
    ....Und das Chardonnay hier gerne im Barrique ausgebaut wird.
    ....Und das amerikanische Eiche „viel“ billiger ist als französische
    ....ach ja, das letzte von mir besuchte “Weingut“ Trivento hat eine größere Anbaufläche als die Wachau und Wien zusammen ...
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  • Day101

    88. Mendoza Argentina to Santiago Chile

    December 1, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 48 °F

    The sights on the drive from Mendoza across the border back to Chile included the mighty Aconcagua, the highest peak in North/South America, as well as several ski resorts. Portillo Resort is famous for Inca Lake that waits to punish any out of control skiers with an icy bath. Lends a new sense of urgency to the phrase "ski in control"!Read more

  • Day40

    Day 38 - To Mendoza

    February 4, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Up early to check out and over to the air park (it's the air park for the downtown port and the airport for the international port north of BA) for our 9:00 flight. Once there we discovered I'd made the reservation for a 9 PM flight! We were able to get a new reservation, in Business class, for later in the morning and waited for that.

    We had a good flight to Mendoza, cruusing over heavily farmed plains. Our hotel (Villaggio) is a small boutique one in the center of town. We walked around the central square and a pedestrian street.

    Mendoza is a large city (130,000 in the city proper and 1.7 million in the greater metro area). It's 650 miles from BA but only 150 miles from Santiago, Chile, across the Andes. It is the commercial hub of the wine growing region but doesn't seem crowded or busy. Wine is THE business here with 90% of all Argentine wines produced in the area. They also grow olives and produce olive oil and bottle the mountain water for sale throughout the country.

    At a shop on the pedestrian mall I finally found a leather belt I liked. At the hotel we arranged tours for Wednesday and Thursday then went around the corner for a great Italian dinner (with wine, of course).
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  • Day134

    Mendoza and the wine region

    December 4, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    After a week of spanish school in Mendoza , we got ourselves wrapped arround the past and the imperfect. And Suse tried her first Mate' , and we learned about the ceremonial love affair of passing the cup when meeting people. On the weekend we see people under trees at the creeks and in parkinglots making Asado ,the other argentine past time ,our spanish teacher explained it "as an exuse to get together and bbq all day" . Mendoza is a lively , joyful town and the largest wine region in Argentina just south of the city allows Napa valley like tours and tastings .We camp at rio Atuel ,which forms an impressive canyon.Read more

  • Day34

    Ice cream, vino, fountains & music

    November 10, 2019 in Argentina ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    First exploration of Mendoza:)
    I found out that they have the best ice cream so far, cheap wine and some nice entertainment at Plaza de Independencia 👍
    In Mendoza, there is even a Liverpool pub 😁

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Mendoza Province, Mendoza, MZ